Serving Those Who Served

Aired 10/20/17
From the Vietnam War to the global wars on terrorism, America's veterans face challenges obtaining the care they deserve.  On Insight’s season premier, we investigate the rising costs and an understaffed, overburdened VA system.

Resources for veterans are widely available, but knowing where to look can be challenging/frustrating/overwhelming, especially for a veteran in crisis. Rocky Mountain PBS has sifted through hundreds of links from Veteran Affairs websites and other service providers to showcase some of the most useful.

Insight Reports

VA to allow health providers to discuss medical marijuana with veterans

Last Updated by Philip Maravilla on

In a policy shift, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will allow VA health providers to talk to veterans about medical marijuana, according to a directive issued Dec. 8. The policy ends rules that prohibited VA providers from discussing marijuana with their patients, even in states where it was approved for medical use.

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RMPBS Veterans Coverage Featured in News Match 2017 Campaign

Last Updated by Joe Davidson on

To celebrate Veterans Day, "News Match 2017" featured journalists and newsrooms whose work has lifted up critical issues impacting veterans and their families, including our recent "Insight with John Ferrugia: Serving Those Who Served" report on the VA system in Colorado. Now through Dec. 31, 2017, donations made to RMPBS through Newsmatch.org will be matched 1:1 by national foundations.

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Colorado Homeless Female Veterans Undercounted, Underserved ​

Last Updated by Marybel Gonzalez on

The VA has succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of homeless veterans nationwide. But the number of homeless female veterans is increasing in Colorado and across the country. Could a lack of gender-specific treatments be to blame?

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Rural Vets’ Care Suffers as VA Searches for Thousands of Providers

Last Updated by John Ferrugia on

Nearly one in five Colorado veterans who live in rural Colorado are not getting the same care as vets in metropolitan areas. And even though the state government and Colorado counties help fund the gaps in veteran care with transportation, nursing care, and advocating for services, rural veterans are still lacking.

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